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On this day …….. 31st of January 1953

Keith Murray Hoyes, 27, a married man living with his wife on his father’s dairy form of Cooma, near Kyabram, was killed by lightning on this day in 1953. When a severe thunderstorm struck the district at about 4.30 p.m., Hayes, who had been doing irrigating work, ran to a tree for shelter. When he had not returned to help with the milking at 6 p.m., his father searched for him and found his body underneath the tree, which had been split by lightning. The body was conveyed to the Mooroopna Hospital by ambulance.

 

 

On this day …….. 31st of January 1953

Keith Murray Hoyes, 27, a married man living with his wife on his father’s dairy form of Cooma, near Kyabram, was killed by lightning on this day in 1953. When a severe thunderstorm struck the district at about 4.30 p.m., Hayes, who had been doing irrigating work, ran to a tree for shelter. When he had not returned to help with the milking at 6 p.m., his father searched for him and found his body underneath the tree, which had been split by lightning. The body was conveyed to the Mooroopna Hospital by ambulance.